By BRAD KEITH
STEPHENVILLE (May 4, 2015) — Kristi Mayes does not teach, coach or lead the Stephenville High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle hoping to win awards.
She does it hoping to impact lives in a positive fashion.
Because of that, she’s a perfect candidate for awards she does not seek. And now, she’s the perfect recipient of just such an award.
Mayes says she was totally surprised Sunday night when her name was called as the recipient of the Micah Lindstrom FCA Huddle Coach of the Year for the entire Big Country region at the Big Country FCA All-Star Festival Banquet in Abilene Sunday evening.
“I was totally shocked and I feel so blessed,” said Mayes. “I never got into this business to win awards, I got into it because I love kids and I want to reach kids and touch their lives.”
Mayes is the head coach of boys and girls cross country at Stephenville, and is also an assistant coach in girls basketball and softball. In her 11th year at SISD, Mayes also teaches high school English.
The award is named for the late Micah Lindstrom, an FCA leader, teacher, coach and college and career age Sunday school teacher in Clyde.
“It’s very humbling to follow in the footsteps of a man like Micah Lindstrom, who stood for so many of the things that FCA stands for,” said Mayes. “I’m just very honored by the whole experience.
Mayes and her husband, Stephenville softball head coach Rus Mayes, have one daughter, McKenzie, 12.